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Research Guides


A research guide to scholarly materials located within library resources.

Resource Sharing

Resource Sharing (formerly known as Interlibrary Loan) allows you to request resources such as articles and books which are not available in the Claremont Colleges Library. If you find an item using the library's Search that you want to use and which the library does not own, the green Get This Item button in the item's record will lead you to an autofilled Resource Sharing request form. If you cannot find an item in the library's Search and wish to request it, please fill out a Resource Sharing request for the appropriate format (book, article, etc.) with as much detail as possible.

Once you submit your request:

  • Articles often arrive within 1-2 business days and will be sent to your email address as a PDF.
  • Books often arrive within 3 - 5 business days; their check out period is determined by the lending library. You will receive an email notification that your book has arrived and you can pick it up at the Main Services Desk. Faculty have the option to have the book delivered to their mailbox via campus mail.

For Resource Sharing questions, contact our Resource Sharing Team or (909) 607-4591.

Get This Item

Once you have found articles you want to read, the  button provides a quick way to find any available online full-text copies or request electronic copies through Resource Sharing.

Step 1:   first looks for any full text of your article that is available in the library's online resources. When it finds full text, you will usually see an "Access Online" link that will take you directly to the article or to a page where you can open the full text as either html or pdf.


Step 2:  If the library doesn't have electronic access to the article you need, you can request a copy through Resource Sharing by clicking the green Get This Item button. Within a few days, you will receive an email from the library with a link to a downloadable copy of the article you requested. NOTE: Be sure to download the article as soon as you receive the email; copyright law does not allow the link to remain active for more than a few days.